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mn_snowman
10-10-2009, 09:54 AM
A group of 4 of us would like to do some sledding in the Chippewa County, Luce County, Alger county area of Michigan for 4-5 days and I was wondering if anyone could give us any advice on where to base out of. Like a nice cabin in the woods or on a lake. I see there's lots of trails around but I haven't found any good lodging. Any help is very much appreciated!

limey
10-11-2009, 07:01 AM
I would base out of Seney as you can go in all directions and in the prime area for lake effect snow. Some lodging places listed below.


http://www.exploringthenorth.com/twinpines/cottage.html

http://www.wetzelslodging.com/

http://www.exploringthenorth.com/cabinfever/resort.html

http://www.exploringthenorth.com/michlodge/michlodge.html

mn_snowman
10-11-2009, 01:30 PM
Thanks limey!!! Just the info we needed! we'll check them out! Thanks again!!! I really appreciate the tips.

limey
10-12-2009, 08:34 AM
no problem. One more that I forgot to mention.

http://www.exploringthenorth.com/kaufmans/rental.html

sunchyme
10-18-2009, 06:38 PM
I recommend Half Way Lake Resort,
north of Newberry. Great
place and it's near the trail
system.

kpagel
10-18-2009, 07:06 PM
Half way lake is very nice place to stay and you can ride to alot of places from there.

rocketman356
10-18-2009, 11:58 PM
Doo a big loop start in Munising (Cherrywood resort lounge and resturant ) ride to the Soo thru Grand Marias stay @ the Casino ride to Newberry stop and see the T falls stay @ the Falls Hotel then go off trail adventure in the Plains and back to Munising.

cmharcou
10-19-2009, 07:30 AM
Newberry is very central. We stayed at the comfort inn and the trail connects to the back of the hotel property. Good place to stay and free breakfast.

maddog24
10-19-2009, 10:25 AM
Halfway Lake is a nice place to stay north of town, in the snow belt. We were up there last January and everything was closed. The Wolf Inn down the street and Pine Stump Junction were shut down all 3 days we were there, but the riding was good. Seney Is a great drop off point. The trails are better than most and there is a lot of off trail to choose. Grand Marais also does a nice job. It can be tough getting into town early and late in the year. After 20 years of riding we have found the areas we like best. Its certainly not the Munising area.

polarisrider1
10-19-2009, 06:50 PM
maddog24, don't you mean Marquette? (Harvey and Chocolet twps.) My favorite if travel time is limited, I go for Grand Marais. Lanse has some resorts on lakes.

mride460
10-20-2009, 09:40 AM
The best place to stay by far in that area of the UP is Pine Bluff and Cedar Ridge Resort.
Check out their web site http://www.pinebluffresort.com/
This whole resort was built brand new starting in 2005. Their 32 cabins are 3 bedroom 1500sq ft lake view homes on big manistique lake in Curtis, MI. There is and indoor pool / hot tub and game room with pool tables / card tables / dart boards and big screen t.v.'s
They also have a bar and resturant on site.
Check it out!! They are nice people offering an awsome place to base your trip from...

2tonheavy
10-20-2009, 10:21 PM
My buddy ron( @262 496 4980 ) has a duplex on big manistique lake.1/2 of it is for rent there.he will also trail guide if needed.great area to sled,snow is awsome.every thing you need is there,sat tv,fireplace right on the lake.just my 2 cents.